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προνοέω, perceive before, foresee, δόλον Il.18.526, cf. Pi.P.10.63; προνοῆσαι βραδεῖς τὰ ..ἀποβησόμενα Th.3.38; τὸ μέλλον ἔσεσθαι Arist. Cael. 291a24; προνοῶν ὅτι ἀνάγκη ἔσοιτο foreseeing that .., X.Cyr.8.1.13; of divine foreknowledge, θεῖος νοῦς νοεῖ μὲν ὡς νοῦς, προνοεῖ δὲ ὡς θεός Procl.Inst.134, cf. Plot.4.8.2.

b. preconceive, Porph.Sent. 26.

II. think of or plan beforehand, provide, οὐ ..τι πάρα προνοῆσαι ἄμεινον Od.5.364; opp. μετανοέω, Epich.280; π. τὸ παραγγελλόμενον attend to it, X.Cyr.4.1.6: abs., to be on one's guard, take precautions, ὥρα προνοεῖν πρὶν πελάσαι στρατόν E.Heracl.289; περαιτέρω π. Th.3.43; π. καὶ προβουλεύεσθαι X.Mem.2.10.3: folld. by relat. Adv., π. ὅπως .. provide, take care that .., Id.Eq.Mag.4.1; π. μὴ .., or ὡς μὴ .., cavere ne .., Id.Oec. 9.11, Cyr.1.6.24; π. ὅτι .. pay due regard to the fact that .., Th.3.58.

2. c. gen., provide for, take thought for, τῶν παίδων X.Cyr.8.1.1, cf. 8.7.15, etc.; θεὸς π. τῶν ὅλων Arr.Epict.2.14.11, Procl.Inst.120; μάλιστα δὲ προνόησον Ἀρσινόης PHal.1.179 (iii B.C.); opp. ὀλιγωρεῖν, Str.5.3.8:—
Pass., Procl.Inst. 122.

3. Pass., to be provided, τὰ-ούμενα, of a poet's equipment, Phld.Po.5.3; of a patient, to be treated, Gal.2.632; receive consideration, PGiss.7.23 (ii A.D.).

III. = προνοητεύω, CIG3408 (Magn.Sip.).

B. Att. writers (also Inscrr. and Pap., v. infr.) prefer Med. προνοοῦμαι, Th.6.9, etc. (so also X.An.7.7.33, Mem.4.3.12): fut. -ήσομαι D.Prooem.43, IG22.1035.18, D.H.8.90, etc.: aor. προὐνοησάμην E. Hipp.399, Ar.Eq.421, Antipho 5.43; in Prose mostly προὐνοήθην, Pl. Cra.395c, Lys.3.29, Is.2.46, D.44.64, PSI3.166.34 (ii B. C.) (used in pass. sense by S.E.M.9.404, Gal.2.632): pf. προνενόημαι Plb.6.48.2, D.S.12.69 (but inf. πεπρονοῆσθαι 17.23), etc.—
The sense and constr. are the same as in the Act.: provide, ταῦτα Th.4.61, cf. Is. l.c., D.44.64, etc.; οὐδέν Pl.l.c.; οἰκίδιόν τινι D.L.6.23; τὰ συμφέροντα ὑπὲρ τῶν μελλόντων X.Mem. l.c.: abs., Lys.3.29, etc.; π. περὶ τούτων ib.37; ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν καὶ τῆς πόλεως Id.26.15, cf. D.14.4: c. inf., take care to do, E.l.c., Antipho l.c.; π. μή c. inf., D.23.135; π. ὅπως ..Lys.3.41; ὅτι .. Plb.38.16.1; ἵνα .. Inscr.Prien. 27.12 (ii B. C.).

2. c. gen., provide for, Th.6.9, etc.; τοῦ μέλλοντος And.4.12; τῆς χώρας X.An.7.7.33; superintend, τῆς οἰκοδομίας Haussoullier Miletp.252; τῆς ἀναστάσεως τοῦ ἀνδριάντος CIG2930b10 (Tralles).